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John "Jack" Lyle Obituary

John Lyle (Image via Facebook)
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John “Jack” Lyle (2019) was one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the country’s first African-American fighter group. The Airmen were among the most skilled pilots during World War II. Lyle, who named his plane “Natalie” in honor of his first wife, was credited with shooting down a German Messerschmitt. After the war, he became a Chicago police officer with the park district and operated a tree trimming company. His favorite hobby was sailing on Lake Michigan.

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Published online on January 5, 2019 courtesy of Tributes.com
John "Jack" Lyle (2019) was one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the country's first African-American fighter group. He died in Chicago at the age of 98. For full obituary and coverage from... Read Obituary
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